ARC Senior Scientists


Dr. Robert Roach, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Mail stop F524 
12469 East 17th Place
Aurora, CO 80045
Ph: 303-724-1671





Staff Oghenero Evero, Sonja Jameson-Van Houten, Jeff Gronewold, Andrew Nichols
Postdoctoral Fellows Daniel Dvorkin, PhD
Graduate Students

Research Interests

Robert Roach, PhD, is ARC’s Director. His current research includes projects in high altitude physiology, nutrition and exercise performance.

Roach's interest in altitude goes back to his undergraduate years: he obtained his B.S. in biochemistry at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where he met Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein, and conducted his first research project with National Science Foundation funding. His M.S. at Cornell University in nutritional science focused on the role of iron deficiency in human performance at high altitude. Being a climber and adventurer at heart, he then took an eight year sabbatical from the Cornell Ph.D. program and joined Dr. Peter Hackett to start the Denali Medical Research Project, an annual effort that placed a team of researchers from around the world for two months at 14,200 feet on Mt. McKinley. Next was a move to New Mexico to work with Dr. Ernest “Dick” Greene at the Lovelace Medical Foundation, and to complete his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico. After completing a research fellowship at the Copenhagen Muscle Research Center in Denmark, he returned to New Mexico where he lived until moving in the fall of 2003 to Denver to join the ARC.

Funding sources
Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, Butcher Foundation
NIH Biosketch


Recent publications (2007-present)